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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Default Sea to Sky May 24-27 2017

When I saw a sunny weather week I new we must take advantage.......4 nights at Nairn Falls Campground near Pemberton. As we were fighting flu/cold bugs, we were'nt very energetic.
Our first hike was Cheakamus Lake to Singing Creek, a very nice level hike with a few small snow patches and some deadfall to negotiate....14 km return 6 hours...excellent day!
Nearing the trailhead on our return we see a Snowshoe Hare running towards us on the trail, that was a first.
Friday we attempted Marriot Basin. We snowshoed a hour & a half to a creek crossing we didn't trust!
We drove down to Joffre Lake for lunch with a view, then back to our campsite for refreshments.
Saturday we went to Birkenhead Lake, walked the loop trail from the boatlaunch and paddled along the east end of the lake. We watched an unsuccessful Osprey fishing for a couple hours.
An awesome 4 days after 7 months of winter!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 05:01 PM
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Beautiful set of photos, they show you had a fabulous day... love those lake waters.


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Looks like a great day

If you're back at Birkenhead there's a nifty, short but steep trail near the campground called the "goat path". A few years ago i was there when the rangers were just opening the campground and they were very busy. So I did the trail recce for them and saved them the trip. It's about 1.3 km up, a nice climb and wonderful views of the lake.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 10:05 AM
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Glad you're feeling better and getting out. There is an old First Nations/Packer's route up Sockeye Creek as well. It is almost completely indistinct for the first half km or so up the east side of Sockeye Creek but becomes more distinct as one climbs. With some of the pine beetle kill, there are sections of deadfall that mask the trail, but after a winter like this past one, the deep snows may have crushed that deadfall and made the walking easier. Once up to treeline, the ridgelines are very beautiful indeed...
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